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LeSean McCoy, Cliff Avril, Robert Quinn get NFC honors

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Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, Lions defensive end Cliff Avril and Rams defensive end Robert Quinn have been named the NFC players of the week.

McCoy was named offensive player of the week after he had 185 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 34-7 win over the Cowboys, and added 15 receiving yards for an even 200 yards from scrimmage. McCoy also had 149 yards against the Cowboys last year and is only the fourth player to twice top 140 rushing yards against Dallas. The others are Jim Brown, Walter Payton and John Riggins. McCoy is the only player in the NFL who has scored a touchdown in every game this season.

Avril won the defensive player of the week award after the beating he put on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow on Sunday. Avril had two sacks and two forced fumbles, and he picked up one of those fumbles and ran 24 yards for a touchdown.

Quinn won the special teams player of the week award after he blocked a punt to set up a touchdown as the Rams upset the Saints. Quinn, the Rams’ first-round draft pick this year, also sacked Drew Brees in the game.

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10 Responses to “LeSean McCoy, Cliff Avril, Robert Quinn get NFC honors”
  1. simplesimon1 says: Nov 2, 2011 1:25 PM

    Way to be Cliff Avril!!! Keep it coming

  2. bombsaway88 says: Nov 2, 2011 1:27 PM

    I won’t go as far as the whole best Rb in the league because Peterson has been way to good way to long and because the last guy they said was better than Peterson now is braiding grass on a Tennessee sideline. But any fan who watched McCoy sunday night had to be thinking wow this guys pretty darn good. It’s like now you see him now you don’t. This week finally the NFL got a Monday night game right bears eagles forte McCoy yes siree I’ll be tuned in

  3. gtmann says: Nov 2, 2011 2:04 PM

    Shady McCoy is a STUD!!!! If he doesn’t go to the Pro Bowl this year, there is something VERY wrong with the process.

  4. shackdelrio says: Nov 2, 2011 2:11 PM

    Avril is a UFA after the season. Come home to Jacksonville Cliff!!

  5. kevinfromphilly says: Nov 2, 2011 2:27 PM

    Shady is a prime example of why the Eagles drafts annoy me. Some years they pull a guy like McCoy or DeSean in the second round and look like geniuses. Other years they go the whole draft with not one guy who’s still on the roster 3 years later.

  6. poppirt says: Nov 2, 2011 2:31 PM

    McCoy is a stud. IMO he is #2 in the league right now.

  7. cowboylover says: Nov 2, 2011 4:33 PM

    My vote is for DeMarcus Ware with 11 tackles, five for a loss and 4 sacks. Without him, the final score might have been 62-7.

  8. dawkattack says: Nov 2, 2011 4:35 PM

    Cutondime is the truth haven’t seen a rb with that kind of body control since Barry. Keep it up lesean. MVP

  9. eaglesowngiants says: Nov 2, 2011 5:10 PM

    the eagles have put the rest of this league on notice. McCoy = Beast

  10. ultimatecardinalwarrior says: Nov 3, 2011 6:06 PM

    Quinn is the man. The Rams defensive line is only going to get better.

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